Starting the Semester Strong

Winter break is now over for many schools, and for teachers and students alike, it’s time to focus on starting the semester strong. If you’re a teacher, then hopefully you’ve enjoyed some downtime during the winter break. If you’re a student, then hopefully you’re excited about the spring semester and what it has to offer. At LearningRx, we’re always thrilled when students are discovering new things and teachers can see the progress that is being made. Our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages who are struggling with focus, comprehension, and other cognitive skills.

Handling New Subjects

A new semester often means new subjects, and for both teachers and students, it can be overwhelming trying to get a grasp on everything. The teacher may have never taught the subject before, or at least the topics that are brought up, and for students, they’ve never encountered the problems and challenges of this new subject.

Whether it’s math, science, or reading, it’s important for the teacher to present the subject in a clear and concise way. However, there will still be students who have a hard time comprehending new information and processing it to the point where they can apply it to their schoolwork. This is where brain training can prove effective, since the focus is on helping students unlock greater cognitive potential in the areas of memory, processing speed, and focus.

Asking for Help

If you’re a teacher, then hopefully you’re not shy about asking for help when it comes to better materials and resources for your classroom. You might need new computers or textbooks, since these things will help students learn. However, it’s important to keep in mind that certain students may not be as inclined to ask for help when they’re having trouble with a subject or an assignment. They might choose to struggle in silence, rather than ask for help and risk looking, at least to them, foolish in front of their peers.

As the semester starts, it’s important to keep your eyes and ears open for any students who appear to be having trouble in the classroom. They might not say anything to you, but you can talk with them one-on-one to see where they’re having issues. During the spring parent-teacher conferences, you can speak with their parents about what steps could be taken to improve their grades and their participation in the classroom, since a student’s lack of confidence can cause them to remain silent when questions are asked or group assignments are given.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs or what education franchise opportunities we have available, then please contact us today. We’d love to speak with you about how you can start your own LearningRx center and help students achieve great things both inside and outside the classroom. As the spring semester starts, we hope that both you and your students are excited about what lies ahead for the rest of the school year.

We look forward to hearing from you!

3 Things Teachers Can Do During Winter Break

In our last post, we talked about what teachers can do to get their students excited for the spring semester. However, if you’re a teacher, then you’re probably just as excited as your students about the upcoming winter break. You love teaching, but you’re looking forward to a break from the classroom.

At LearningRx, we’re here to support teachers by providing exceptional brain training programs that can help students achieve greater success both inside and outside the classroom. We also provide outstanding franchise opportunities for educators who want to open their own brain training center.

In this post, we’ll take a look at three things that you, as a teacher, can do during the winter break to relax and to prepare yourself for the upcoming semester.

1. Read What You Want!

During the semester, no matter what grade level you teach, your only reading probably comes from the books that the class is reading and the curriculum that you’re following. Over winter break, take time to read what you want to read, whether that’s a new thriller that came out just before the holidays, or a non-fiction book that piqued your interest. You might want to read up on a person or subject that you’ll be teaching about in the spring, allowing you to bring some new and different facts to the topic.

2. Enjoy Your Time Away

While part of your brain will always be engaged with the classroom, it’s important to enjoy your time away from school. Turn off your school notifications for a few days, and don’t check your email for awhile. It’s important to spend time with your friends and family, and to make the most of your downtime. The classroom will be waiting for you when you get back, and if there’s something that’s truly pressing, your principal, superintendent, or dean will be able to get in touch with you.

3. Think About Students Who May Need Help

As a teacher, you know which students in your class are excelling, which ones are getting by, and which ones are struggling to keep up. You may have had some one-on-one sessions with the last category of students, but you know that they need more help than you can provide. This is where brain training can prove effective. At LearningRx, our curriculum can help students unlock greater cognitive potential, which can improve their focus, their reading comprehension, and much more.

If you’re interested in learning more about our education franchise opportunities, then please contact us today. We love meeting people who are passionate about helping students succeed, and we’ll gladly provide you with all of the information that you need to make the best decision. We hope that this post has helped you think of some ideas of what you can do during winter break so that you feel refreshed and renewed once the spring semester starts.

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Getting Students Excited for the Spring Semester

Now that it’s December, students across the country are looking forward to winter break. College and university students are already preparing for final semester exams, and they cannot wait until each test or lab is over, so that they can enjoy some downtime with friends and family during the holidays. At LearningRx, we know that students of all ages have worked hard this semester, and have earned a well-deserved break from the classroom.

However, if you’re a teacher or professor, how do you get students excited for the spring semester? If you’re going to have the same students next semester, then you can pique their interest for what’s coming without overwhelming them. If you have students who have been struggling during this semester, then our brain training programs could be a great way to help them get a boost before classes start again in January.

Give an Overview of Topics

When you’re a teacher who has the same students all year long, such as in elementary and middle school, then it can be a good idea to give an overview of the topics that you’ll be covering in the spring semester. Everything you covered during the fall and winter is intended to lead into the spring, so if you’re planning some lessons or experiments that you know will excite your students, then feel free to share those topics with them. Some of the students will forget about them over break, but there will be others who will think about them all break long, and come in ready to go once class is back in session.

Give Fun Assignments

Nobody wants to be known as the teacher who gives homework for winter break, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give some fun assignments for the two to three weeks away from school. If you’re an English teacher, then encourage your students to read a new book and write a one-page report on it. If you also teach writing, then have students keep a journal during break, jotting down what they did and where they went over break. For photography or art teachers, suggest that your pupils snap pictures or draw over break, in order to keep their skills sharp.

Suggest Brain Training

There will be some students in your classroom who won’t be excited about the spring semester, no matter how many topics you share or fun assignments you give. They may have struggled during the first semester to keep up with their classmates, and they’re having trouble grasping the subject matter of your classroom. If this is the case, then brain training could be the key to unlocking confidence and excitement about learning. You don’t want it to seem like a punishment, so be sure to approach it with positivity, and speak with the student’s parents about the benefits of our programs. The student can start their one-on-one training during winter break, or they can wait until the new semester starts — whatever happens, they’ll hopefully feel much better about what they’re capable of accomplishing.

If you’re interested in learning more about our curriculum, as well as how you can open your own LearningRx center, then please contact us today. We love meeting people who have a passion for education, and who want to help students unlock greater cognitive potential. If you’re a teacher, then we hope this post has helped you think of some ideas of how you can get your students excited for the spring semester. You only get to teach this group of students for a few more months, and we know that you want to help them achieve great things both now and in the future.

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Scheduling College Visits for the Spring

With winter break just around the corner, high school seniors across the country will be thinking about their last semester of high school in the spring. They’ll also be thinking about college next fall, if that is their plan for the future. At LearningRx, we love seeing students move on to the next level of education, and seeing how they succeed at a higher level. Our brain training programs are designed for students of all ages, and for high school seniors who are preparing for college, it can be very beneficial for them to go through a program.

The first step, however, in going to college, is to schedule visits to schools that a student wants to attend. This often includes the student, their parents, and their high school guidance counselor. The counselor can advise the student on which schools they think are best, as well as what types of scholarships are available and for which the student is eligible. As a brain training franchisee, you can help a student feel more confident and more prepared for what lies ahead in higher education.

Stay Close to Home or Head Out of State?

One of the first decisions a high school senior makes, when it comes to college, is whether they want to stay close to home or head out of state to go to school. Being close to home can mean that they will see family and friends more often, but they might feel like they’re not able to be truly independent. Living at home is also an option, if there are limited housing choices at the college or university, or if money is an issue.

Heading out of state can give a student a fresh start, since they likely won’t know the city or anyone who lives there. They’ll be able to focus on their academics, instead of worrying about the distractions of home. Going out of state may also be an option when it comes to attending their first choice, especially if that college offers the major that they want to study.

Preparing for College Courses

As high school graduation nears, seniors will begin to think about which college courses they’ll take their first year. Once they’ve chosen a school, they can take a look at the course catalog to see which classes they want to take, and which ones will be required for their field of study (if they’ve chosen a track). A student may have taken advanced placement classes in high school, and some may already have some college credit in some general education requirements.

For those who are worried about their first college class, brain training can be a big help. With a structured curriculum that is designed to improve cognitive skills such as focus and memory, a student can work on their learning process, how they retain information, and how they use their brain during class assignments and tests. If the thought of college is overwhelming for a student, then enrolling in a LearningRx course can be the way to go.

If you’re interested in learning more about our programs, and how you can become an education franchisee, then please contact us by using the form below. You can open your own learning center and help high school seniors feel more prepared for their college years.

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Brain Activities for Winter Break

November is now here, which means that Thanksgiving break is only a few weeks away, which will be followed closely by winter break. For students across the country, this means some time off from school, which can be a very welcome thing after a particularly challenging semester. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to keep a student’s brain engaged all year long, not just when they’re in the classroom. As winter break approaches, it’s important to think about what activities a student can do to keep their brain engaged during those two to three weeks away from school. If you’re interested in learning more about our education franchise opportunities, then please contact us today!

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Pick One Book to Read

Students have been reading books all semester, whether they’re textbooks or assignments for English class. Some books they prefer more than others, but all are necessary to helping them learn. When it comes to winter break, there can be plenty of time for reading for pleasure. Picking one book to read can help keep a student’s brain engaged, and they can encounter new words and new ideas that they may not find in the classroom or in a textbook.

Write a Short Story

If a student has been struggling with reading or spelling, then having them write a short story over winter break can help them continue to work on those words they’ve been having trouble with, and understanding words within the context of a sentence. They can write about their trip to grandma’s house for the holidays, or about what they got as gifts from friends and family. It can be just a few pages long, and spelling and grammar can be greatly improved.

Let Them Build Something

Another way to keep a student’s brain engaged is to let them build something during the winter break. They’ll have to use their math and engineering skills to figure out how to measure and assemble their materials, and their problem-solving abilities will be put to the test. They can create something to give as a holiday gift, or they can construct something that they’ll use in their room, such as a bookshelf or cabinet. Either way, they’ll be using their brain in a way they may not have during the semester.

At LearningRx, we’re dedicated to helping students of all ages discover greater cognitive potential. These skills can be applied both inside and outside the classroom, and we have brain trainers across the country who work with students who want to improve attention, memory, focus, and more. If you’d like to learn more about our brain training programs and how you can become a franchisee, then please contact us by using the form below. A member of our team will respond as soon as possible, and can provide all the information you need to decide whether or not you want to join the LearningRx family. We’ll share our franchise model, as well as details on how much you can make as a brain training franchisee.

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Balancing School with Extracurricular Activities

Now that we’re into October, teachers, students, and parents are hopefully feeling comfortable with their daily and weekly routines. Students, especially, are finally feeling like they have a handle on their new classes, and they’re feeling comfortable with new teachers and classmates. However, if a student is participating in extracurricular activities such as sports or an after-school club, then their studies might begin to suffer as the semester progresses.

At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed for students of all ages. Those who play sports and those who are members of clubs can find new ways to focus on their assignments, both in the classroom and at home. Their extracurricular activities shouldn’t affect their schoolwork, and vice versa. If you’re interested in learning more about our education franchise opportunities, then contact us today!

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Students Feeling Overwhelmed

Oftentimes, a student feels pressure to do well both in school and in whatever activity or sport they’ve decided to do or play. They can feel overwhelmed by the amount of homework they have each night, as well as doing well in practice so that they can play in the upcoming game. They may not be able to focus in the classroom, because they’re worried about the next competition, and they may feel tired at the end of the day because they’ve been practicing for two hours after school. With one-on-one training from your new learning center, a student can learn how to maintain focus in class, as well as access their memory when they’re at home studying for a test.

Time Management Is Key

If you have kids of your own, then you know how important time management can be. Each student has seven to eight hours of school each weekday, and then one to two hours of practice after school for their chosen sport or activity. They might be playing soccer, or they might be on the speech and debate team, but whatever the case may be, it’s important that they manage their schedule properly. If they know that they’ll be home by 6:00 p.m. each night, then they can eat dinner and get right to work on their assignment for the day. Creating a daily schedule can help immensely with time management, and a student will hopefully not feel so overwhelmed when they know what’s next on their itinerary.

Get Started Today

If you have a passion for helping children become better learners, and you want to make sure that those who participate in extracurricular activities also succeed in the classroom, then contact us today to learn more about our brain training programs. We’ve worked with people all across the country who wanted to establish their own learning centers, and we’ve seen success stories of all kinds come out of those new locations. Our franchise model is unlike many others, and we’d love to have the chance to discuss it with you.

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Keeping the Brain Engaged During the Fall Semester

As the fall semester moves along, students around the country are taking on more and more responsibility, and working on more and more class projects and assignments. At LearningRx, we want to work with students on a regular basis so that their brains stay engaged during the semester. As a brain training franchisee, you’ll be able to work with students of all ages and help them unlock greater cognitive potential. In this post, we’ll look at three ways that students can keep their brain engaged during the fall.

Get Enough Sleep

With the changing of seasons and shorter days, students are getting up before the sun, and staying up late to finish assignments before going to bed. A lack of sleep can be the number one enemy of an alert and engaged brain, and if a student is falling asleep in class, it can lead to both academic and personal struggles. All it takes is one demanding teacher to call out a student for dozing, and the semester can quickly take a turn for the worse.

High school and college students may think they can sleep minimal hours and still keep their grades up, but without enough rest, they can quickly fall behind. If you work with students of this age, then encourage them to go to bed at a decent time, and to schedule their time so they’re not up until the late hours of the night.

Try Something New

Students can quickly settle into a routine during a new semester, and this isn’t always a bad thing. However, if they get too used to their daily schedule or routine, they may gloss over things or try to keep their brain on autopilot for the majority of the day. This can work, but without the proper focus and attention, steps to an assignment or instructions from a teacher can be missed.

By trying something new, whether it’s a sport or an extracurricular activity, can engage different parts of the brain and make a student think in different ways. If they’re developing motor skills for a certain sport, then the brain will have to make new connections regarding movement and hand-eye coordination.

Enroll in Brain Training

One of the best ways to keep the brain engaged during the fall semester is to work on those parts that aren’t as strong as others. If a student is struggling with short-term memory, or their reading comprehension isn’t on par with their peers, then brain training could be the key to unlocking those cognitive skills. At LearningRx, we’ve developed curriculum that’s designed to help students of all ages use more of their brain, and our one-on-one approach has proven to be very effective.

If you’re interested in learning more about our educational franchise opportunities, then please contact us today. We’ve worked with people all across the country, helping them establish learning centers in their town or city. We’ll gladly answer your questions regarding start-up costs, profitability, and our franchise model.

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Is Student Success Your Number One Priority?

At LearningRx, we work with people all across the country who want to open and operate a brain training center. We love meeting those who have a passion for helping students, and whose number one priority is student success. Through our brain training programs, thousands of students of all ages have improved their cognitive skills and become better learners both inside and outside the classroom. If you’re interested in opening an education franchise, then please contact us today!

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As a Teacher

If you’re a teacher, then you want to see every student in your classroom succeed. When you notice that a certain student is having trouble with class projects or certain assignments, or they don’t seem to be participating in class, you may think that tutoring is a possible avenue for them to explore. Speaking with the student’s parents can give you some insight into how the child does with homework and other take-home assignments, and talking with other teachers who also have the student in their classrooms can help you see the whole picture of the student’s academic progress.

Recommending tutoring can be a great way to help the student, and our programs offer more than the traditional approach that a tutor often takes. The student will work one-on-one with a dedicated brain trainer, and as their teacher, you may soon see the improvements that the student makes in the classroom

As a Parent

For those who have children in school, all you want is for your kids to do well and feel comfortable in a classroom environment. If troubles with reading or spelling are having a large impact on your child’s self-esteem, then you’re likely looking for any way to boost their confidence and improve their grades. Your child’s well-being obviously comes before worrying about A’s and B’s on assignments, but with LearningRx, students can improve reading and spelling skills, and also feel more fearless about speaking up in class and being more socially active with their peers.

As a Brain Trainer

If you’re interested in becoming a brain training franchisee, then we would love to speak with you. When it comes to student success, you can play an integral role in helping children develop stronger cognitive skills that they will use during their school years and beyond. The skills that they cultivate will stay with them as they graduate from high school or college and pursue the career of their choice. They’ll always need focus and memory skills, whereas they may not always need the facts and figures that a tutor helps them remember for a test.

To get started on your franchise journey, please contact us by using the form below or calling us at (719) 955-6708. We’ll gladly answer all of your questions regarding our program model, and can help you make the best decision regarding your move to brain training. We work with people all across the United States, and we would love to add you to our team.

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What Are the Biggest Challenges So Far this Semester?

For many students around the country, the new school year began this week. Some have been attending classes since last week, while others will head back before the beginning of September. At LearningRx, we love this time of year, as our brain training franchises begin connecting with students who are looking to improve their cognitive skills and become better learners. If you’re interested in learning about our educational franchise opportunities, then please contact us right away!

Even though the school year is less than a month old, there can still be some challenges that students have already come up against both inside and outside the classroom. With our brain training curriculum, students of all ages can overcome these challenges and increase their confidence. In this post, we’ll look at three challenges that may have already reared their head this semester.

A New School

Attending a new school can be very intimidating. If a student has moved from another city, then they may be feeling shy or hesitant to make friends. They may not want to contribute in the classroom, either because they don’t want to speak up, or they may not know the answer as quickly as the person next to them. Working one-on-one with a brain trainer can help them acclimate to their new school and feel more fearless in the classroom. Even if they’ve simply moved from middle school to high school, new surroundings can be daunting for many students.

A Certain Subject

Depending on their grade level, a student may be taking subjects that they’ve never before encountered. These may be required classes, or they may be electives, but whatever the situation, new subjects can present all types of challenges. If a certain subject involves a lot of reading or formulas, and the student is struggling with reading comprehension or math skills, then working with a tutor can be a good option. Our brain training offers a great alternative to traditional tutoring, and as a franchisee, you can help students overcome issues with certain subjects.

Social Interaction

Whether or not they’re attending a new school, or they’re taking new subjects, a student may have trouble interacting with their classmates. Answering a question wrong or not speaking up during a group project could make them feel embarrassed, and that embarrassment may carry over to the lunch room or the practice field after school. If a student feels that they have been teased or ridiculed by classmates because of something they did or didn’t do, then they may try to avoid social situations whenever possible.

One of the goals of LearningRx is to help students increase in confidence and feel more certain that they do know the answer to the teacher’s questions. By improving cognitive skills like attention and processing speed, a student can feel more inclined to contributing to a class or group project. This classroom interaction can lead to new friendships and more positive social interaction once the school day has ended.

A new school year can be very exciting, but it can also bring about many challenges that leave students feeling stressed or defeated. At our learning centers, a student works with a dedicated brain trainer who pushes them to become a better learner, but does so in an encouraging and uplifting environment.

If the idea of helping students appeals to you, then please contact us today to learn more about our franchise opportunities. We’re always excited to meet new people and learn about their passion for education. We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have, and provide you with details on how to start a learning center in your community.

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Setting a Schedule for the Semester

If you’re a parent, then this time of the year can be both the best and worst of times for you. You’re excited that a new school year is starting, but you also know that you may have to fight to get your kids to adhere to a set schedule for the first few weeks of the semester. At LearningRx, we understand the benefit and importance of a schedule, and our brain training programs are designed to help students stick to a process that helps them become better learners both inside and outside the classroom.

Help Them Understand A Schedule’s Importance

Your kids have been able to pretty much do what they want over the course of the summer, with little to no scheduling needed for their daily lives. Unless they had an appointment or they worked a summer job, their day started when they got up and ended when they finally decided to go to bed.

With the new school year starting, it’s important to help your kids understand the importance of a schedule, and how it can benefit them. If they have certain things that they want to get accomplished, then setting up a schedule will help them dedicate time to each task, and save them from spending too much time on one thing, or not enough time on another. If they’re involved in after-school activities or sports, then it’s essential to create a schedule that includes when they’ll work on homework, when they can have free time, and what time they should be in bed in order to be well-rested for the next day.

For example, a 15-year-old freshman girl who is enrolled in brain training could have a schedule that looks like this:

  • 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. – Wake up, shower, eat breakfast, get ready for the day
  • 7:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. – Leave for school
  • 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – School
  • 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. – Volleyball practice
  • 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Brain Training at LearningRx
  • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Come home, do chores, start homework
  • 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Free time
  • 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. – Finish homework, get ready for bed
  • 9:30 p.m – Bedtime

With an easy-to-follow schedule such as this, this young girl will know how long she has to get things done during the day, and should have plenty of time to do the things she wants to do, while also staying on top of her homework and classwork. Her school will provide her with a daily schedule of how long she’s in each class or lab, and learning to manage her own schedule can help her prioritize those things that are instrumental to her academic success.

It Will Soon Become Routine

The word “routine” can frighten some students, as they often think that it means they’re stuck doing things one way and one way only. However, with a schedule, they’ll soon become accustomed to doing things at the same time every day, and they’ll likely be amazed at how much they can get done. A schedule should also be flexible and allow for unexpected events, and hopefully your child will see it as a way to keep on track, rather than something that hinders their day.

If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs and how they can fit into your child’s schedule, then please visit LearningRx today. If you want to know more about our educational franchise opportunities and how you can open a new learning center in your community, then please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

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